Shorts: Portraits

USA BC

Saturday, Nov. 16th / 2:30-4 PM  *with Q&A

90 mins

Better Man

DIRECTOR(S): Chris Stanford

USA

A father and son relationship is tested after a rodeo injury leaves the young cowboy in a hopeless situation.

Cannon Girl

DIRECTOR(S): Stephen Savage

Fairhope

Family and friends describe Nicole Dwyer Sanders’ amazing experiences and profession in the circus, including her death-defying acts as Ringling Brothers last human cannonball.

Chasing Monsters

DIRECTOR(S): Krystle Wright/Toby Pike

Australia

Monster storms snap power lines, topple buildings, flood roads, all with cool indifference. This short, intense film follows storm-chasing photographer Nick Moir, cutting straight to the heart of what fuels his obsession.

Meet Uncle Paul

DIRECTOR(S): Jessica Bursi

USA

Paul is 62 years young, a lover of The Beatles, The Monkees, and “The Terminator,” and he’s living with Down Syndrome.

Moderately Satisfied

DIRECTOR(S): Hind Anabtawi

Dubai

When visiting her terminally ill mother for the first time in months, an estranged daughter finds new answers about her relationship with her bitter mother, while filling out a patient satisfaction survey.

On a Wing and a Prayer

DIRECTOR(S): Dominic Gill

USA

Louisiana’s barrier islands, swamps, and bayous are disappearing. Ben Dapp photographs the damage from a hand-built contraption, flying low, capturing the beauty and the loss.

Portrait of a Woman at Dawn

DIRECTOR(S): Cullen Douglas

A #MeToo inspired story. The put-upon wife of a charismatic art dealer in 1920’s Paris witnesses the empowering and intoxicating love of a gifted artist and his bewitching muse.